Volunteer

Every year over 500 people add immense value to The Connection’s services by volunteering their time.

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All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

Please note, we require a minimum six month commitment for most of our volunteering positions. For more information or to apply for any roles please contact Lance Kuhn, Volunteer Manager, on lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk or 020 7925 7893.

Tuesday Activities Volunteer
Every Tuesday 8.45am – 1pm

Our busy ground floor activities room – which houses client telephones, computers and library – requires a “can do” volunteer to assist with these and more.
The activities room is the entry point for new and existing clients and we require someone who is computer literate, willing to help clients over the phone or to fill in forms, show new people around and generally to be a listening ear and extra pair of hands to assist day centre staff. You’ll need patience, a willingness to turn to any task and an ability to make people feel welcome and at ease. You’ll receive training and support from the team and we can guarantee that no two days will be the same!

Night Centre Catering Volunteer
Friday or Saturday 9pm – 11:30pm – every other week

Our emergency night centre which can take up to 70 vulnerable clients (and more in severe cold weather) is looking for a volunteer on a Friday and Saturday night – once every two weeks.
Your role would be to assist the chef – who prepares the meals – with serving and tidying up the serving area afterwards. Basic food hygiene training and full induction will be provided. You would need to get home after your shift unaccompanied.

Weekend Catering Volunteers
Saturday or Sunday 8.45am – 11.30am – once a month

We run a restricted service for clients here at the Connection but people who have spent the night in our emergency night centre have access to the building during the day on weekends. We provide a breakfast service (tea, coffee, toast, cereal) and we would like more volunteers to assist us with this.
You will be asked to volunteer at least one Saturday or Sunday per month – you will be sent the weekend rota in advance and be asked to sign up to a suitable date monthly. Your role will be serving and tidying up afterwards.

Page updated 11.02.19

For more information about what it’s like to volunteer with us watch this short film.